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CSU Focuses on Future Teachers at Teacher Preparation Summit

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter
U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter presented to more than 200 college and university administrators, researchers, local politicians and others during the CSU Summit on Transformative Change in the Preparation of Teachers, emphasizing how more than a million teachers will retire from the country's public schools providing a historic opportunity to bring in a new generation of educators.

February 17, 2011

Producing more than 53 percent of California’s teachers, the California State University is the nation’s largest public university system in teacher preparation programs and studies. In fact, the CSU graduates 13,000 new teachers in California each year, and over the past five years has successfully doubled the number of math and science teachers it prepares from 750 to 1,500. Read more about the CSU’s role in teacher preparation here.

On Feb. 14, 2011, education stakeholders across the country in the field of teacher education attended the California State University's Summit on Teacher Preparation. The summit focused on identifying successful strategies for teacher preparation that can be replicated in California and nationally, with a special emphasis on equipping new teachers to work with English learners and economically disadvantaged and special needs students to close achievement gaps. It also discussed how best to evaluate the performance of new teachers and programs.